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#1 chrispg OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Did some major sandblasting and painting in Maine at my brother's this weekend on my Simplicity walk behind and implements.

 

A ton of work and a learning curve on the blaster but once I got it going it was smooth sailing.

 

It snowed both days but I was in my brother's garage that he is rebuilding so it was good cover.

 

In the pictures that's him painting. I did the blasting.

 

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Truckload of torn down tractor and implements

 

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Sandblasting

 

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Sandblasting Tank

 

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Frame Before

 

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Frame After

 

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Frame After

 

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Painted Cultivator Parts

 

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Painted Cultivator Parts

 

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Sandblasted Implements

 

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Painted Sickle Bar

 

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Painted Blade

 

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Painted Tiller

 

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Packed Up for Heading Home

 

 

 


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Blasting INSIDE? No cabinet?  Must be messy....AND, would want a full hood over My head too! I've seen sheds with siding on Inside of studs to blast in. That keeps it all inside and easy to pick-up for more use. Tin on same walls also keeps wear down. Can leave walls open at top foot or so for dust to leave. Need good lights too then.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 07:37 PM

Made do with what we had. Good idea on the shed and if I did more that would make sense. 90% stayed right on the tarp.

What do you think of the pictures?

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Good Pics thanks. You are right about making do with what you have. :thumbs:


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 04:59 AM

Very nice looking now that you have painted your tractor & implements.

Thanks for the photos!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 05:56 AM

A lot of effort for a walk behind with no reverse.



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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Karl, not too much effort for me. Good learning experience and a chance to work with my brother. Don't care about reverse, Karl, just don't care, you wouldn't understand.

Save a 1948 , great American built tool. Feels good.
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Looks like a nice piece of equipment.

Great that you're giving a piece of classic iron and its attachment a new lease on life.
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:11 PM

Great results!  I actually had to do some blasting with my cabinet door open today due to the size of the piece, so yes, we do with what we have & how we have to use it.  The old quote "life is a journey, not a destination".....in this case, it's all about the destination!  Great work!   :thumbs:


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:04 PM

Looks like a nice piece of equipment.

Great that you're giving a piece of classic iron and its attachment a new lease on life.

Thanks for your kind words and glad you like it. Most of it is implements in fact. I'll start assembling Thursday I think and I will definitely post pictures. Thanks again!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:06 PM

I think its a great project, but then again I lean towards walking tractors more than lawnmowers.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:06 PM

Great results!  I actually had to do some blasting with my cabinet door open today due to the size of the piece, so yes, we do with what we have & how we have to use it.  The old quote "life is a journey, not a destination".....in this case, it's all about the destination!  Great work!   :thumbs:

Appreciate the kind words. It is very satisfying for some reason. I have been to the mountain top and the rest is downhill from here! lol. 

 

There is a cabinet in the shop I will be doing some smaller parts on. I thought about doing some with the door open (we'll see).

 

Thanks again!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:09 PM

I think its a great project, but then again I lean towards walking tractors more than lawnmowers.

Thanks, Lauber. I like the ground work attachments which most of the work was. I will have 4 different type of cultivators setup (front, regular, specialty, hiller) when I'm done.

 

Thanks tractor in your image is amazing, what kind is it? Do you have attachments for it? How many HP? What kind of motor?

 

I'm definitively not a lawnmower guy either. Do you mean larger machines you like?


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:13 PM

the tractor in the picture is a 1935 Sears Handiman with 44" tall tires, it uses a 9hp briggs vanguard engine. its still a current project and hasn't been finish, due to me working on some many other things during the yr. It will have a 16" plow under it when done....someday.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Appreciate the kind words. It is very satisfying for some reason. I have been to the mountain top and the rest is downhill from here! lol. 

 

There is a cabinet in the shop I will be doing some smaller parts on. I thought about doing some with the door open (we'll see).

 

Thanks again!

I have a flat rubber sheet with a slit in it that hangs over the door opening when I get a larger part than the box holds. keeps a lot of the mess in the box.


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